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Jalen Hurts sets an NFL record during Eagles victory over Vikings

Jalen Hurts (#1) celebrates Eagles victory over Washington
Bill Streicher - USA TODAY Sports

Jalen Hurts has everyone’s attention in the national media.

After his performance in Philadelphia’s victory over Minnesota, every sports personality is talking about him. Hurts dominated the Vikings — totaling 390 yards offensively, three touchdowns, and an 89.3 percent completion rating in a 24-7 win on Monday Night Football. He has guided the Eagles to a 2-0 start, but Hurts also set a National Football League record in his efforts.

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He became the first quarterback in history to record an 80+ percent completion rating, 300+ passing yards, and two rushing touchdowns in a single game. Hurts is one of the most athletic signal-callers in the NFL, but he’s growing as a mature passer.

Nick Sirianni has his quarterback, and Hurts is having fun on offense.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith. 

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